Was the Replacement of Abbott with Turnbull A Good Move for the Coalition?

Was the Replacement of Abbott with Turnbull A Good Move for the Coalition?

Australian politics has been a bit all over the shop since the downfall of John Howard – our longest serving Prime Minister in the last half century. Australia had the possibility of a return to stability in the form of the Abbott government. Of course this was short lived with the quick switch-a-roo for his more moderate colleague Turnbull. But was the switch a necessary one? The last election of 2016 brought a considerable swing back to Labor: it was a bad result for the Coalition. So would the Coalition…

The Destruction of the Grand Old Party and the Rise of Celebrity Politics

The Destruction of the Grand Old Party and the Rise of Celebrity Politics

The US Presidential election is coming up soon and my gosh it has been one hell of a ride. There have been a few radical changes brought on by the rise of Donald Trump. The first of these is: The Grand Old Party as we know it is in tatters Trump has used the Republican platform to push his own agenda. He has been incredible successful, but he has also alienated normal Republicans. That conventional right-of-centre, conservative, humble philosophy that used to dominate the GOP is losing its voice. Instead it has been replaced…

Bernie Sanders Is Only the Beginning

Bernie Sanders Is Only the Beginning

Everyone around the world has only just been exposed to the Bernie Sanders message for the very first time. For most people it is only starting to sink in. What he has done is initiate a certain type of rhetoric that is going to keep growing in all sorts of different directions. At the base of his message is that we lived in a rigged economy. And it is not just the American economy it is the global economy. What does this mean for all of us? Well it suddenly…